Windows Live Messenger is a chatting application that allows people to get in touch over the internet with ease. The app is a lightweight tool and even though in the past was a built-in tool of Windows operating systems, nowadays people can easily download it in order to chat with friends. The installation process takes only minutes, depending on one’s internet connection speed, and afterwards, the tool will launch automatically on the desktop. Users can choose if they want the app to start along with the operating system or if they want to be automatically signed in.
From this interface, people can also create a new account and they will be redirected to a secure web page. Afterwards, they are able to connect using their login credentials and they can start adding friends. Everyone that has been added to the list can be further sorted into different categories so users can access with more ease family members or fellow workers or classmates. Instant messages can also be sent to the whole group in order for the user to avoid typing the same text to everyone.
The interface has been simplified and there are a few color schemes from which users can choose their favorite one. However, the simple UI still provides enough space for people to know about their friend’s latest updates and their online availability. But this is not only reserved for the Live contacts, as Facebook integration is now extremely easy to do. The main chatting window provides different quick buttons that can be used in order to add emoticons in the chat box or to send files. Webcams are also compatible with the tool and the quality of the stream will be high, allowing users to benefit from multiple services at once.